A VAT Refund Guide to
How to get VAT Refunds from Switzerland for your business
Where is your company based?
VAT-registered businesses in an EU member state are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Switzerland under the EU VAT Refund Directive.
VAT-registered businesses outside of the European Union are eligible to recover VAT on business costs from Switzerland under the 13th Directive.
Which countries have reciprocity with Switzerland?
All EU countries, Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada (limited), Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Monaco, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Taiwan, Turkey (limited), United Arab Emirates (from 2016), UK and United States
For a more detailed explanation on what reciprocity means within the scope of VAT, click here:
What expenses are claimable in Switzerland?
ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY
Hotels & Accommodation
Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibitions
Training Courses & Seminars
Professional Fees & AP invoices
How far back can your business claim VAT from Switzerland?
What’s the foreign VAT deadline in Switzerland?
How long does it take to receive a VAT refund from Switzerland?
Need help with your VAT refund from Switzerland?
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